If you’re traveling with another family - this is a tricky one - consult and discuss everything ahead - especially spending time apart - you’ll need it, believe us! If you’re the only parent traveling, you may need consent from the other parent for traveling abroad with your child. Get it!
If you’re planning on hiring a car, make sure you request child seat when making your reservation at the car rental, if your child is under 150 cms.
Planning to spend time on the beach with your children? Buy a beach tent! We could go on and on, but every child’s needs are particular as well as all of us are unique in our needs. And we are here to talk about a special trip - Valencia in a day with children.
Valencia with children - a guide through activities and places
Valencia offers numerous activities for families. We’ve made a list of all the things you should see when you’re visiting Valencia with children. You can even check the approximate time you’ll spend on every spot. Aaand the paradise for children is to be found in the next places in Valencia:
Great ZOO that’s not too small or too big. Suitable for little legs that get tired quickly, but just enough that your little actually gets tired, so that you can enjoy your coffee in peace. Plan to spend two hours here.
This playground you must not miss. A Gulliver is tied down by the Lilliputians. Parque Gulliver is every child’s dream. This massive structure with numerous slides and stairways is surreal but cute at the same time. Plan to spend at least an hour here.
If your kid is a Nemo fan, this one is a must. Europe’s largest aquarium. More than 45.000 species from the sea: belugas, penguins, seals, and sharks live here. Your kid will meet or even sleep with Bruce and Anchor (in case you forgot the names of the sharks from Finding Nemo). Yes, you heard us right, sleeping with sharks is another activity this great aquarium provides - for those who fell in love with Valencia (which isn’t hard to do) and are ready to extend their one-day trip. All you need are sleeping bags and mosquito repellent. Read more about this activity here.
Hit the beach
La Malvarrosa is a typical family beach with numerous activities to choose from playground, volleyball, showers, car park, shops, and restaurants.
To find a quiet beach is quite a challenge these days. The best-unspoiled beach near Valencia is La Garrofera - secluded with not many facilities - so don’t forget to pack juices and snacks.
Family-friendly restaurants in Valencia | Child-proof restaurants
Our last mission is to find the best family-friendly restaurants in Valencia. Being a first-time parent or not, parenting is a full-time job. You need to supervision all possible activities; it starts with crawling and walking, continues with bumping in table corners, and ends with jumping and running.
When you need to supervision all of the above and eat at the same time, you know for sure you have become a parent. That’s the time when you aren’t capable of remembering your last quiet or romantic dinner with your partner. Welcome to the “exhausted parent club”. Fatigue and irritation go very well with every parenting style. :) And because we understand your distress, we’ll try and make an effort to help you have a reasonably “pacifistic” meal. Here are the top 3 family-friendly restaurants in Valencia where you and your kids will enjoy.
Is your kid a fan of spaghetti? This is a place to take him. Best spaghetti in town, plus they have a gluten-free version of almost everything. And last but not least - friendly and patient staff
Advice from the expert: take your kids out for pizza. Who doesn’t like pizza? And Pizzeria Acqua e Ferina makes the best pizzas in the world.
If you already know there is no way your child will sit still, you need a simple and friendly service. That’s why you need to go to El Rus. Tasty food and reasonable prices.
And here comes our last advice: enjoy, have fun, relax and unwind. You’re on vacation!